Residence Life's Academic Initiative Award Winners

Submitted by Mick Steiner, steiner.255@osu.edu

The Academic Initiatives team within Residence Life is housed in Columbus and serves all students who reside in housing on all of Ohio State's campuses. This team helps coordinate the residential learning communities, peer tutoring program, the first and second year residential experience programs, faculty engagement, and they sponsor this particular awards program each year. Due to COVID-19, nominees were unable to be honored in person at the yearly reception. 
   
   Residence Life has four core values: Community, Learning, Wellness, and Inclusion. Each residential community is asked to nominate worthy faculty members who helped sponsor or host programming through the year. A committee then selects one winner per each of the four core values. We are elated to announce that three out of the four winners are from Ohio State ATI this year. 
   
   Congratulations to the following outstanding faculty programs:
   
   "Do Something Good with your Trash - Village Composting Pilot Program": Dr. Ryan Haden, Dr. Fred Michel, and Cathy Herms (Outstanding Faculty Program for Community Building)
   
   "Turbos & Tacos - The Basics of Tuning Forced Induction Engines": Dr. Zane Raudenbush (Outstanding Faculty Program for Foster Student Learning)
   
   "Cooking with Crockpots": Mrs. Shari Peart (Outstanding Faculty Program for Enhancing Student Wellness)
   
   You may also be familiar with our yearly “Friends of Housing Awards,” which is initiated by students and has typically been presented in May at the ATI Employee Recognition Banquet. While our residents voted this spring, we are holding off on announcing those winners until the program is rescheduled (likely for autumn 2020). 
   
   Thank you to all of our exceptional faculty and staff who contribute to creating the extraordinary student experience in Applewood Village. We greatly appreciate you!